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Arthritis For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 05-30-2022

Arthritis For Dummies, 3rd Edition is your comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to all types of arthritis, including osteo, rheumatoid, psoriatic, and gout. There's no 100 percent cure for arthritis, but this book has the latest on new treatments and ways that you can live a better life with the condition.

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Overcoming Internet Addiction For Dummies

Published 09-08-2021

<p><b>A guidebook&nbsp;to&nbsp;beating internet addiction and screen overuse and for living a fuller life&nbsp;</b></p> <p>There&rsquo;s&nbsp;no escaping it&#8213;we live in a digital world. We work, play, socialize, and learn online, and the Internet provides many amazing&nbsp;opportunities.&nbsp;Unfortunately,&nbsp;because of our basic biology, we&rsquo;re&nbsp;all susceptible to overuse and addiction to screens. Video games, social media, porn, and even scrolling online, taps&nbsp;into that&nbsp;pleasurable&nbsp;dopamine reward system.&nbsp;So,&nbsp;when is it time to log off or put the phone down and get help?&nbsp;<i>Overcoming Internet Addiction&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;gives you the information, resources, and&nbsp;the self-assessment tools you need&nbsp;to discover how much is too much<i>,</i> along with practical suggestions on what to do about it.&nbsp;</p> <p>Learn&nbsp;how to take back control&nbsp;of&nbsp;your&nbsp;time and attention&mdash;or help your kids or loved ones get control of theirs.&nbsp;This&nbsp;comprehensive, user-friendly overview of&nbsp;Internet addiction is full of&nbsp;helpful and proven methods to help foster a healthy, balanced, and sustainable life with screens.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Discover the basic biology of addiction, including why children and teens are&nbsp;especially&nbsp;susceptible.&nbsp;</li> <li>Become aware of the cognitive, psychological, and physical effects excess Internet and screen use.&nbsp;</li> <li>Learn how social media, video gaming, and Internet pornography could be getting in the way of real-time living.&nbsp;</li> <li>Find out why smartphones are not smart for you to use all the time.</li> <li>Understand the science of how and why you can become addicted to your screens so you can unplug more easily and use your time for what matters most.&nbsp;</li> <li>Empower yourself and your children to build a positive relationship with the Internet and digital technology.</li> </ul> <p>This book&nbsp;can help&nbsp;you and your loved ones <i>plug back into life</i> and show you&nbsp;where&nbsp;you can find information, resources, support, and treatment. <i>Overcoming Internet Addiction</i> is about taking back control of your <i>time</i> and <i>attention</i> and learning to manage your screen use, so it doesn&rsquo;t manage you.&nbsp;</p>

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Quitting Smoking & Vaping For Dummies, Portable Edition

Published 02-01-2021

You’ve decided to quit smoking or vaping — this time for good. It’s not easy, but you’ve come to the right resource to help you succeed. This book includes a step-by-step guide to proven techniques, and offers advice on overcoming obstacles, medication treatment options, smartphone apps and online support groups, and much more.

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Quitting Smoking & Vaping For Dummies

Published 01-22-2020

<p><b>Give up smoking and vaping for good</b></p> <p>Most people know that smoking is bad for their health and believe vaping is a better alternative. Now, vaping has become a national epidemic and shows no sign of slowing.&nbsp;<i>Quitting Smoking &amp; Vaping For Dummie</i>s delivers facts about the differences between smoking and vaping, the effects on their short-term and long-term health, and how addiction works.&nbsp;Whether you&rsquo;re a smoker or a vaper, or have a loved one that needs to break the habit, this trusted guidebook&nbsp;walks you through building a personal quitting plan. Offering information on new and effective medication treatments, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and building resilience, it sets you or a family member on the path to recovery. This book breaks down the psychology of your addiction so you can identify the methods that are most useful and effective for becoming smoke free for good. Start your recovery today, and look forward to a long and healthy life.</p> <p>&nbsp;<b>Inside</b></p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;Determine your quit day</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;Change thought patterns</p> <p>&bull; Explain the dangers of vaping to children/teens</p> <p>&bull; Avoid or move past relapses</p> <p>&bull; Recognize the risks</p> <p>&bull; Deal with triggers</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;Help a loved one quit</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Alzheimer's & Dementia For Dummies

Published 04-25-2016

<b>Your sensitive, authoritative guide to Alzheimer's and dementia</b> <p>If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, it's only natural to feel fraught with fear and uncertainty about what lies ahead. Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. This friendly and authoritative guide is here to help you make smart, informed choices throughout the different scenarios you'll encounter as a person caring for someone diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. From making sense of a diagnosis to the best ways to cope with symptoms, <i>Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies</i> is the trusted companion you can count on as you navigate your way through this difficult landscape. <p>Affecting one's memory, thinking, and behavior, dementia and Alzheimer's disease can't be prevented, cured, or slowed&#8212;but a diagnosis doesn't mean you have to be left helpless! Inside, you'll find out how to make sense of the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, understand the stages of the illnesses, and, most importantly, keep your loved one safe and comfortable&#8212;no matter how severe their symptoms are. <ul> <li>Find out what to expect from Alzheimer's and dementia</li> <li>Discover what to keep in mind while caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia</li> <li>Uncover symptoms, causes, and risk factors of Alzheimer's and dementia</li> <li>Learn the critical information needed to help manage these illnesses</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're new to caring for a person affected by Alzheimer's or dementia or just looking for some answers and relief on your journey, this is the trusted resource you'll turn to again and again.

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Diabetes For Dummies

Published 08-31-2015

<b>The straight facts on treating diabetes successfully</b> <p>With diabetes now considered pandemic throughout the world, there have been enormous advances in the field. Now significantly revised and updated, this new edition of <i>Diabetes For Dummies</i> includes the latest information on diabetes medications and monitoring equipment, new findings about treating diabetes in the young and elderly, new ways to diagnose and treat long- and short-term complications, updated nutritional guidelines, new tools for measuring blood sugar and delivering insulin to the body, and much more. <p>There's no question that the burden of diabetes is increasing globally: it's estimated that 387 million people worldwide are living with diabetes, and that staggering number is expected to increase an additional 205 million+ by 2035. If you or a loved one is part of this overwhelming statistic, you can take comfort in the sensitive and authoritative information provided in this hands-on guide. From monitoring and maintaining your glucose to understanding the importance of exercising and eating right&#8212;and everything in between&#8212;<i>Diabetes For Dummies</i> takes the guesswork out of living with diabetes and empowers you to take control and keep your life on a healthy track. <ul> <li>Reduce your risk of diabetes complications</li> <li>Discover the latest and the tried-and-true options for monitoring blood sugar</li> <li>Get up to speed on the various diabetes medications and lifestyle strategies</li> <li>Improve diabetes control and overall health</li> </ul> <p>If you're one of the millions of diabetics or pre-diabetics in search of an accessible and up-to-date resource to help you manage this disease, <i>Diabetes For Dummies</i> is the trusted guide you'll turn to again and again.

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Preventing & Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies

Published 01-27-2015

<b>The safe and trusted way to prevent and reverse heart disease</b> <p>Written in plain English and packed with tons of authoritative advice, <i>Preventing &amp; Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies</i> includes the most up-to-date information on coronary heart disease and its treatment. This resource covers new ways to diagnose and treat both short- and long-term complications of heart disease, the latest medications, updated diet and exercise plans, the lowdown on recognizing the risk factors and warning signs of a heart attack, determining if you have heart disease, distinguishing between angina, heart attack, and stroke, and much more.</p> <p>It is projected that by the year 2020, heart disease will be the leading cause of death throughout the world. As the magnitude of cardiovascular diseases continue to accelerate globally, the pressing need for increased awareness and a stronger, more focused national and international response has become more important than ever. <i>Preventing &amp; Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies</i> tackles this vital subject with compassion and authority, outlining the steps you can take to help ensure you don't become just another statistic.</p> <ul> <li>Helps you find the right doctor and handle a managed care plan</li> <li>Covers all thirteen types of heart disease and discusses the key differences that may determine their progression and treatment</li> <li>Illustrates how simple changes in diet may be enough to prevent heart disease</li> <li>Shows how you can reverse some of the effects of heart disease through exercise</li> </ul> <p>If you're suffering from or are at risk of heart disease&#8212;or love someone who is&#8212;<i>Preventing &amp; Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies</i> empowers you to take control of heart health and get on a path to a longer, healthier life.</p>

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Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies

Published 02-24-2014

<b>The easy way to take charge of your adrenal health</b> <p>Despite their small size, the adrenal glands play an important role in the body, producing numerous hormones that impact our development and growth, affect our ability to deal with stress, and help to regulate kidney function. In <i>Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies</i>, you'll find clear self-evaluations and treatment guidelines that will empower you to take charge of your adrenal health through nutrition, vitamins, herbs, bioidentical adrenal hormone supplementation, and self-care practices.</p> <p>Adrenal fatigue is in essence a "tired out" adrenal gland that is not able to support the body the way that it should. The effects can be far-reaching and affect the quality of one's daily life. It can affect the immune system, cause inflammation, decrease sex drive, and inhibit the ability to get up in the morning. But now there's hope!</p> <ul> <li>The 4-1-1 on the structure and function of the adrenal gland</li> <li>Linking inflammation and adrenal fatigue</li> <li>Connecting food allergy and adrenal issues</li> <li>How to test for adrenal fatigue</li> <li>Information on eating patterns for all-day energy and improved concentration</li> <li>Dealing with other medical conditions and adrenal fatigue</li> <li>Relaxation tips to reduce stress</li> </ul> <p><i>Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies</i> helps those suffering from this debilitating illness reclaim their lives by addressing the delicate balance among the adrenal glands&#8212;which can make the day-to-day difference between feeling awful and feeling good.</p>

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Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies

Published 05-28-2013

<b>The ultimate reference for those with Crohn's and colitis and their family and friends</b> <p>Crohn's disease and colitis are frustrating, often debilitating gastrointestinal diseases that can have a severe impact on the overall health of those who suffer from them. According to the latest estimates, more than 600,000 patients in North America have Crohn's disease. Written by a physician specialising in the treatment of IBDs, <i>Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies</i> is a complete plain-English guide to understanding, treating, and living well with these diseases.</p> <ul> <li>Helps readers actively recognize symptoms of Crohn's and colitis and explains the diagnostic procedures doctors use to identify these diseases</li> <li>Outlines how the whole body is affected by Crohn's and colitis, and the potential hazards of letting the disease go untreated</li> <li>Offers expert advice and guidance on controlling Crohn's and colitis with diet and outlines the treatment options of medicines and surgery, including the various risks and benefits of each</li> <li>Provides practical advice for parents of children with Crohn's and colitis with insights into how children's treatment options can differ from those of adults</li> </ul>

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Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 04-19-2013

As Canada's ultimate diabetes resource, this helpful guide returns with a new editionthoroughly revised and updated with the latest guidelines from the Canadian Diabetes Association, along with new medical findings. Offering you reassuring guidance for putting together a state-of-the-art diabetes treatment program, this friendly-yet-informative book walks you through all the advances in monitoring glucose, the latest medications, ways to juggle diabetes with daily commitments, and how to develop a diet and exercise plan to stay healthy.

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